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Buffalo Girls

As I was lumbering down the street,
Down the street, down the street,
A handsome gal I chanced to meet;
Oh! She was fair to view.

I'd like to make that gal my wife,
Gal my wife, gal my wife;
I'd be happy all my life,
If I had her by me.

Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, come out tonight!
Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight,
And dance by the light of the moon!

O yes, pretty boys,
We're coming out tonight,
We're coming out tonight, we're coming out tonight.
O yes, pretty boys,
We're coming out tonight,
To dance by the light of the moon.

I stopped her and we had a talk,
Had a talk, had a talk;
Her feet took up the whole sidewalk
And left no room for me.


I asked her if she'd have a dance,
Have a dance, have a dance;
I thought that I might have a chance
To shake a foot with her.

So I danced with the dolly
With a hole in her stocking,
And her heels kept a-rocking
And her toes kept a-knocking!
So I danced with the dolly
With a hole in her stocking,
And we danced by the light of the moon!

Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight,
Come out tonight, Come out tonight!
Buffalo Gals won't you come out tonight,
And dance by the light of the moon!

O yes, pretty boys,
We're coming out tonight,
We're coming out tonight,
We're coming out tonight.
O yes, pretty boys,
We're coming out tonight,
To dance by the light of the moon.

did you know?

The 'gals' being invited out are from Buffalo, New York. Often, the location will be changed according to where the song is sung.